Posted on 1 April 2013 | No responses
Many of my readers know I love to travel although I tend to travel to the same places. Anyways the last time I have been back to the Fresno Hmong New Year was in December of 2003, 9 years ago. Well this past December I had taken a mini vacation to Fresno to join the Hmong New Year celebration. It was a blast, although i have notice a decrease of people who are attending this event, also, I have also notice a decrease of people who are actually dressed up to the New Year. Either way, it was a fun and great experience for me. I had truly missed attending a huge Hmong New Year festival.
I had dressed up everyday while I was there and I was also able to attend the event everyday for 6 days although I had to miss the last and final day of the Hmong New Year since my flight was schedule early morning on January 1st. Below are a few photos I had taken from the event. I truly am sorry for the late post of the event. Either way, I hope you guys will enjoy it. Also, I will try to post up all the Hmong outfits that I had worn while I attend this festival.
Posted on 31 March 2013 | No responses
Shaw’s second crochet project is spring related and they are extremely cute! A photo shoot for this set of hats will be coming soon. Each hat is hand made and creatively designed by Shaw.
Posted on 30 March 2013 | 10 responses
My good friend/cousin Shaw had started a crochet project, Hmong inspired hats for children. This project was started as a fundraiser for a event that she needed to fund for in June. If anyone wants any of these hats and is serious about it, let me know, I can always place an order for you guys, but only if you guys are serious about it.
Shaw made a few crochet hats for my nice Rye and Rye loves it! These are super cute and comfortable. They can be warn any day for any reason and even to match with a traditional Hmong outfit. Every hat is handmade.
Posted on 28 March 2013 | No responses
Hey guys! I have received a few emails regarding my whereabouts and if I am okay since I have not blogged since early December of 2012. Yes, I am doing well and is still alive! I have been extremely busy with school and everything else. This semester I have been overwhelmed with school and had not found time to get on my blog. I truly apologize for my lack of blogging! I have been able to push in some mini photo shoots and also took my trip to California in December. I will update you all and blog some photos from my trip. A little late but I do apologize and I am truly grateful to have such wonderful readers who was worried about me!
And also to all the late replies, I haven’t even logged onto my blog since the last time I had blogged therefore I did not realize how much comments had been left and needed approval. I used to receive an email for approval but after my site update the emails stopped coming. But I just wanted you all to know that I am not ignoring you, my readers, but I have been away from my blog for the last few months.
I promise you guys that I will get back on my feet and start my blogging again! It seems like 2013 will be another crazy, fun and eventful year for me. I have a few projects in mind, in fact, I have them all ready to start on, but I will slowly get to them. I have a few more paj ntaub projects that I will want to make, also, I want to attempt making a Hmong pleated skirts, we’ll see how that turns out. I have a few photo sessions that I will need to edit and upload to share.
I have also notice that a few of my readers had been following me on istagram, thanks guys!
Posted on 2 December 2012 | 2 responses
I remember a reader had asked me to ask my dad or do a tutorial on how to fold the Hmong paper money that looks like a boat (it actually represents the silver bar). I know I haven’t had the chance to ask them, but honestly it’s because I have been so buys and kept forgetting and also, time was never right to ask. So on November 3rd my parents came over for our Hu Plig no peb caug and my dad was folding these silver bars so I took the chance to record my dad folding them. Sorry, there’s no actual instructions but just a video on how he folds them. Everyone was screaming at me to do this or do that so I didn’t have the chance to ask my dad to explain what he’s doing. But I hope this video will help.
Oh and I wasn’t going to post it up anytime soon since it’s towards the end of the semester but I had to do a video for one of my IT class so I decided to take this chance to edit the video and post it up, kill two birds with one stone! ENJOY!
The video was taken with my Canon 7D and my 50mm f1.8
Posted on 30 November 2012 | No responses
Here is another photo shoot I did of my friend Pang and her husband John on November 18th. It was a fun shoot! They are so sweet and photogenic! I just love how they react to one another, even in a photo shoot! They’ve been married for the last 10 years and their marriage is still growing so strong!
Posted on 28 November 2012 | No responses
Here’s a sneak peek of our Christmas tree and stockings! I will post up pictures of the amazing hand craft ornaments when I have the chance!
Posted on 26 November 2012 | No responses
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate lots of good food! I’ll have to say this was one of the most successful Thanksgiving I’ve never had! I hosted Thanksgiving again this year. I made a turkey, my mom made the second turkey (and yes, we had soooo much turkey left over!) and everyone and my family made a little of something! The food was great, the company was amazing! The whole turnout was great!!!!
While we, the adults cook the kids were crafting for out beautiful Christmas tree. We decided that this year we were not going to go out and buy new ornaments (we like to do new color themes every year) so this year, we decided to have the kids come over early and craft for the tree. The turnout was amazing! The kids were calm and no one got on my nerves this year! LOL I will post up pictures of the tree when I get the chance!
Great food plus awesome company makes a big happy family!
Happy thanksgiving from my family to yours!
Sorry about the bad images! I am addicted to instagram (photos was taken from my instagram)
Posted on 20 November 2012 | No responses
On November 11th I had the honor of taking photos of Pahoua and her sons. I left the Georgia Hmong New Year early for the session, I have to say, it was well worth leaving the New Year early! The kids were adorable and very photogenic, well the twins were. This was also the first time I used my canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens.
Posted on 12 November 2012 | No responses
I got myself 8 CDs from the Hmong New Year this weekend! I cannot wait until I find the time to review them and put up some translations from these albums!!! The first images are the CDs I got from the first day of the New Year. For 5 CD’sd I only paid $10 for them. I was supposed to get them all for free, but I felt bad for taking all the photos for free. My aunt and uncle from MN was in town selling movies so I took these! As for the second set, I had to pay $30 for them since I got it from a different booth. Auntie and Uncle didn’t have those.
Again, sorry for the bad image, I got it via my instagram.